Budgets and Fiscal Policy

Our work in selected areas of government spending and budgets -- through the lenses of efficiency, transparency, and accountability.

January 02, 2012

How Does Minnesota Compare - Government Transparency Edition

Minnesota's rankings on a host of transparency meaures deveoped by national organizations. January-February 2012.

November 01, 2011

Budgeting Through the Constitution: Popular Appeal; Practical Problems

From our Nov-Dec 2011 edition of Fiscal Focus. The potential long-term consequences of constitutional budgeting and supermajority requirements make these popular ideas poor policy.

November 01, 2010

Digesting the November Budget Forecast: Brandl/Weber in Full Validation

From our Nov-Dec 2010 edition of Fiscal Focus. Some ideas are timeless. We look at the state's 2012-13 budget forecast through the lens of the 1995 Agenda for Reform report prepared by John Brandl and Vin Weber.